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Volume 20 Issue 5 - February 2015

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Volume 20 Issue 5


200 Albert St. S., Lindsay. 705-878-5625. ; (adv); (st). Mar 1 2:30. Also Feb 27(eve, Peterborough). ●●Living Arts Centre. A Musical Valentine: An Evening With Adi, Rosie, Judy and Peggy. RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or 1-888-805-8888 - . Feb 14 8:00. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Avenue Q The Musical. 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747 . Runs until Feb 1 4:00. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Seussical The Musical. 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747 -. Runs Feb 14 to Mar 1, start times vary. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Spring Awakening. 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747 -. Runs Feb 5 to Mar 1, start times vary. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Don’t Stop Me Now! - The Music of Queen. 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747 -9.96. Runs Feb 19 to Mar 28 8:00. ●●Mirvish Theatre. Once. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212 -$200. Runs Feb 10 to 27, start times vary. ●●Mirvish Theatre. Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical. Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge St. 416-872-1212 .95- 9.95. Runs Feb 10 to Mar 1, start times vary. ●●North Toronto Players. El Mikado. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-481- 4867 ; (sr); (st); Free(under 14). Runs Feb 20 to Mar 1, start times vary. ●●Opera by Request. Cosi fan tutte. Mozart. Jami-Lynn Gubbe, soprano (Fiordiligi); Melissa Peliou, mezzo (Dorabella); Andrea Nunez, soprano (Despina); Jan Nadal, tenor (Ferrando); Janaka Welihinda, baritone (Guglielmo); Lawrence Shirkie, bass-baritone (Don Alfonso); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365 $20. Feb 7 7:30. ●●Opera by Request. Donizetti: L’Elisir d’Amore. Tammy Short, soprano(Adina); Asitha Tennekoon, tenor (Nemorino); Diego Catalla, baritone (Belcore); Keith O’Brien, baritone (Dulcamara); Patricia Auchterlonie, mezzo (Giannetta); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365 $20. Feb 14 7:30. ●●Opera by Request. Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera. Taras Chmil, tenor (Riccardo); Carrie Gray, soprano (Amelia); Michael York, baritone (Renato); Kristine Dandavino, mezzo C. Musical Theatre (Ulrica); Larry Tozer, baritone (Samuel); Constantine Meglis, baritone (Tom); Kyle Mac- Donald, baritone (Silvano); Ryan Paul Downey, baritone (Judge/Servant); Kira Braun, soprano (Oscar); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365 $20. Feb 20 7:30. ●●Opera by Request. Boito: Mefistofele. George Ossipov, bass-baritone (Mefistofele); Ryan Harper, tenor (Faust); Olga Tylman, soprano (Marguerite/Helen of Troy); Anush Pasishnik, mezzo (Martha/Pantalis); Robert Rawlins, tenor (Wagner/Nereus); Music Moves Kids children’s chorus; William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365 $20. Feb 27 7:30. ●●Opera York. The Magic Flute. Mozart. Gary Relyea, bass (Sarastro); Nicole Dubinsky, soprano (Queen of the Night); Riccardo Iannello, tenor (Tamino); Geoffrey Butler, artistic director; Renee Salewski, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811 -; (st). Mar 5 and Mar 7, 7:30. ●●Sheridan Theatre. In the Heights. Mac- Donald-Heaslip Hall, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, 1430 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville. 905-815- 4049 ; .50(sr); $20(alumni). Runs Feb 18 to Mar 1, start times vary. ●●Sheridan Theatre. A Man Of No Importance. Studio Theatre, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, 1430 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville. 905-815-4049 $20; (sr); (alumni). Runs Feb 19 to Mar 1, start times vary. ●●St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. Laura Schatz/ Brian Farrow, directors. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415 saintanne. ca. ; $20(sr/st). Runs until Feb 8, start times vary. ●●Soundstreams. The Whisper Opera. Tony Arnold, soprano; International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE); David Lang, composer. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. 416-408- 0208. .50. Only 52 people at a time. Postperformance chat. Feb 26 (8:00), 27(7:00 and 10:00pm), 28(mat & eve), Mar 1(2:00). ●●Symphony on the Bay/KooGle Theatre. An Afternoon of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Songs from Oklahoma, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. Leslie and Christopher Gray; company of singers aged 6-25. Guest: Denis Mastromonaco, conductor. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000 -31. Feb 15 3:00. Cara Ricketts, who stars as Queenie in Acting Up’s The Wild Party, can also be seen as Berthilda Mathias in the CBC’s The Book of Negroes. Reserved seating. ●●Toronto City Opera. Don Giovanni. Mozart. Bradley Hoover, baritone (Don Giovanni); Jackie McIntyre, soprano (Donna Anna); Hannah Coleman/Samantha Weaver, sopranos (Donna Elvira); Amanda Pereira/Carla-Grace Colaguori, sopranos (Zerlina), Ilya Serebrianik/Brunot Nseke, tenors; and others; Beatrice Carpino, director; Adolfo De Santis, conductor; Ivan Jovanovic, piano. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978- 8849 ; $20(sr); (st). Runs Feb 11 to 28, start times vary. ●●Toronto City Opera. Un Ballo in Maschera. Verdi. Carrie Parks, soprano (Amelia); Slava Serebrianik, tenor (Ricardo); Yevgeny Yablonovsky, baritone (Renato); Stephanie Kim/ Olivia Han, sopranos (Oscar); Louise Lo, soprano (Ulrica); Beatrice Carpino, director; Adolfo De Santis, conductor; Ivan Jovanovic, piano. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-978-8849 ; $20(sr); (st). Runs Feb 13 to Mar 1, start times vary. ●●University of Toronto Faculty of Music/ Campbell House Museum. Footsteps in Campbell House: Opera Student Composer Collective. Museum tour. Libretto by Michael Patrick Albano. Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. W. 416-597-0227 x2 $20. Feb 1. ●●Victoria College Drama Society. Company. Sondheim. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 416-585-4498 ; (sr/st). Mar 5 to 7 8:00. ●●VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. Street Scene. Weill. Monica Whicher, soprano; Jennifer Taverner, soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; VOICEBOX Chorus; Robert Cooper, conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754 -. Feb 1 2:30. Reception following. ●●Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. Opera Production. Puccini: Gianni Schicchi; Ravel: L’enfant et les sortilèges. Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo. 519- 884-0710 x4439 ; (sr); free(st). Runs Feb 27 to Mar 1, start times vary. ●●Winter Garden Theatre. Marilyn: Forever Blonde. By Greg Thompson. Sunny Thompson (Marilyn); Stephanie Shine, stage director. 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. .95- 7.95. Runs Feb 11,12,13 (7:30), 14 (2:00 and 7:30); 15 (2:00). ADAM RANKIN Make HalfTones a habit! WIN SHOW AND CONCERT TICKETS, DISCOVER SPECIAL OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS, DON’T MISS BREAKING NEWS. HalfTones is The WholeNote mid-month e-letter. Scan the code or go to to register You can also follow us on twitter @thewholenote 44 | February 1 - March 7, 2015

D. In the Clubs (Mostly Jazz) 120 Diner 120 Church St. 416-792-7725 (full schedule) February 27 6pm Voice, Bass, & Sax: Ori Dagan, Jordan O’Connor, & Allison Young PWYC. 80 Gladstone 80 Gladstone Ave. 416-516-7199 (full schedule) Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 All shows: 9pm unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover. Every Mon 8pm Salsa Night w/ Frank Bischun and free lessons. Every Tue 8:30pm Bachata Night w/ DJ Frank Bischun and free lessons. Every Wed 8:30pm Carlo Berardinucci Band. No Cover. February 4, 11 Carlo Berardinucci Jazz Band. February 5 Mark Brathwaite. February 6, 7, 13, 14 Lady Kane. February 12 Jazz Biscuit. February 19 Joanne Morra & The France St Ens. February 20, 27 Taxi. February 21, 28 Soular. February 26 Wild “T” Tony Springer. Annette Studios 566 Annette St. 647-880-8378 Every Mon 9:30pm Jazz Jam w/ Jared Goldman Quintet. Suggested donation /(st). Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton. 905-543-8512 (full schedule) February 5 8pm Doug Murphy’s Quartet: Doug Murphy (guitar), Tim Kulakowsky (guitar), Brian Ropcean (drums), Allana Gunn (bass). February 6 8pm CP3: Chris Platt (guitar), Phill Albert (bass), Mike Rajna (drums). February 7 8:30pm ATOMIC: Fredrik Ljungkvist (reeds), Magnus Broo (trumpet), Håvard Wiik (piano), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass), Hans Hulbœkmo (drums). February 13 8pm Beg to Differ Trio: Tim Ninehouse (keyboards, voice), Doug Sikma (guitar), Steve Foster (drums). February 14 8pm Jazz Valentine Special with The Scott Taplay Group: Jill Mckenna (bass), Brandon Monroe (drums), Victor Agrippa (sax), Scott Taplay (guitar). February 21 8pm Carlos Rodriguez Quartet: Randy Stirtzinger (piano), Mike Filice (flute and sax), Fhanor Molina (bass), Carlos Rodriguez (drums). Axis Gallery and Grill 3048 Dundas St. W 416-604-3333 (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC Blakbird, The 812b Bloor St. West 647-344-7225 (full schedule) Bloom 2315 Bloor St. W. 416-767-1315 All shows: No minors. Call for reservations. February 14 9pm Amanda Martinez (with special Valentine’s Day dinner). Boat Restaurant, The 158 Augusta Ave. 416-593-9218 (full schedule) February 20 7:30pm Taste of Motown with The Barrymores. Castro’s Lounge 2116e Queen St. E 416-699-8272 (full schedule) All shows: No cover/PWYC Every Wed 6pm The Mediterranean Stars. Every Saturday 4:30 Big Rude Jake. C’est What 67 Front St. E (416) 867-9499 (full schedule) February 7, 21 3pm The Hot Five Jazzmakers No cover/PWYC. February 14, 28 3pm The Boxcar Boys No cover/PWYC. Chalkers Pub, Billiards & Bistro 247 Marlee Ave. 416-789-2531 (full schedule) Every Wed 8pm-+midnight Girls Night Out Jazz Jam w/ host Lisa Particelli. PWYC. February 7 6pm Lorne Lofsky (guitar) Trio with Kieran Overs (bass), Barry Romberg (drums) . February 8 7pm Simone Morris (voice) Trio Plus One with Mike Freedman (guitar), Mike Pelletier (bass), feat. Joel Haynes (drums) . February 14 6pm Lorne Fern Lindzon (voice, piano) Trio with Brendan Davis (bass), Nick Fraser (drums) . February 15 7pm The Love Hangover: Duets on the theme of Love with Zebulun Barnow, Beverly Taft, and featured guests . February 21 6pm Jon Challoner (trumpet) and Robi Botos (piano): Tribute to Roy Eldridge and Oscar Peterson . February 22 7pm Bartosz Hadala (piano) quartet with Geoff Hibka (guitar), Mike Ferfolia (bass, voice), Marito Marques (drums) . February 28 6pm Nancy Walker (piano) Trio with Kieran Overs (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums) . Classico Pizza & Pasta 2457 Bloor St. W 416-763-1313 (Full schedule) DeSotos 1079 St. Clair Ave. W 416-651-2109 (Full schedule) Every Sun 11am-2pm Sunday Live Jazz Brunch hosted by Anthony Abbatangeli No Cover. Dominion on Queen 500 Queen St. E 416-368-6893 (full schedule) Call for cover charge info. Emmet Ray, The 924 College St. 416-792-4497 (full schedule) All shows: No Cover/PWYC February 2 7pm Steve ‘n’ Tyler Quartet: Matt Lagan (saxophone), Scott Hunter (bass), Tyler Goertzen (drums), Steve Dale (guitar); 9pm God’s Gift to Yoda: Harley Card (guitar), Don Scott (guitar), Michael Herring (bass), Nico Dann (drums). February 5 9pm John Wayne Swingtet: Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), John Farrell (guitar). February 9 7pm Max Sennitt Trio; 9pm Anthony Szczachor Trio. February 16 7pm David Occhipinti (guitar) & Anna Atkinson (voice). Flying Beaver Pubaret, The 488 Parliament St. 647-347-6567 (full schedule) Free Times Cafe 320 College St. 416-967-1078 (full schedule) Gate 403 403 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-588-2930 All shows: PWYC. Every Wed 9pm Julian Fauth Blues Night. Every Sat 5pm Bill Heffernan and His Friends. February 2 5pm Mike Daley Jazz Trio; 9pm Michael O’Grady with His Friends. February 3 5pm Howard Willett Blues Duo; 9pm Bruce Chapman Blues Duo with featured guests. February 6 5pm Fraser Melvin Blues Band. February 9 9pm Clela Errington Root Music Duo. Grossman’s Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 (full schedule) All shows: No cover (unless otherwise noted.) Habits Gastropub 928 College St. 416-533-7272 (full schedule) February 6 9pm Bossa Tres. February 7 9pm Diego Hinojosa. February 14, 28 9pm Chris Platt Trio. Harlem Restaurant 67 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1920 (full schedule) All shows: 7:30-11pm (unless otherwise noted.) Call for cover charge info. February 2, 9, 16, 23 Neil Brathwaite. February 6, 13, 20, 27 Dave Hutchinson Jazz & Blues Band. February 21 Liz Loughrey & Adrian X. February 28 Kristin Fung. Hirut Cafe and Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave. 416-551-7560 All shows: PWYC / / Every Sun 3pm Open Mic with Nicola Vaughan: folk/country/jazz/world/R&B. Home Smith Bar – See Old Mill, The Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604 All shows: 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted). February 1 The Universe of John Lennon with Michael Occhipinti & Shine On .50(adv)/.00(door). February 3 10am Toronto Ravel . February 6 A Tribute to the Delta Blues .00(adv)/.50(door). February 7 Fathead & Friends Benefit for John Mays .00(adv)/.00(door). February 8 The 15th Annual Banjo Special $20.00(adv)/.50(door). February 10 Jane Harbury presents Discoveries .00(adv)/.00(door). February 12 8pm The 2015 JAZZ.FM91 Cabaret Series (general)/(students). February 13 Alfie Zappacosta (adv)/(door). February 14 Jackie Richardson and Micah Barnes: A Jazz Valentine (adv)/(door). February 15 Jimmy Webb .50(adv)/.00(door). February 19, 20 Albert Lee .00(adv)/.00(door). February 21 “The Way to San Jose”: The Music of Burt Bacharach .50(adv)/(door). February 22 2pm Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Matinee $20(adv)/.50(door). February 24 Ashley MacIsaac: 40th Birthday Celebration .50(adv)/.00(door). February 25 8pm The 2014/15 JAZZ.FM91 Songwriters Series – Jazz from the World of Disney: The Sherman Brothers (general)/(students). February 26 Lorraine Klaasen: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba .50(adv)/.00(door). February 27, 28 Iris Dement .50(adv)/(door). Jazz Bistro, The 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 February 1 12pm Sunday Brunch with Eli Pasic ; 7pm Sunday Cabaret with Sherie Marshall . February 3 7pm JAZZ. FM91 Piano Series: Bill Charlap .50. February 4 8pm R&B Night w/ Soul Stew: Michael Dunston (lead vocals, percussion), Featuring some of Toronto’s best jazz musicians with a brief reflection by Jazz Vespers Clergy February 8 at 4:30 pm TRIBUTE TO EUBIE BLAKE Gord Sheard (solo piano), Tribute talk by Brian Barlow February 22 at 4:30 pm, STEVE McDADE QUARTET Steve McDade (trumpet), Scott Alexander (bass), Brian Barlow (drums), David Restivo( piano) Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211 (north of St. Clair at Heath St.) Admission is free; donations are welcome. St. Philip’s Anglican Church Sunday, February 8, 4:00 PM | Jazz Vespers Joy Lapps-Lewis Quartet Sunday, February 15, 4:00 PM | Dixieland Vespers Bob DeAngelis Mardi Gras Band Sunday, March 8, 4:00 PM | Jazz Vespers Barry Livingston Group St. Philip’s Anglican Church | Etobicoke 25 St. Phillips Road (near Royal York + Dixon) 416-247-5181 • • free will offering February 1 - March 7, 2015 | 45

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